Over two hundred million US dollars is the preliminary figure being given by Antigua’s Tourism Minister relating to the damages assessed in Barbuda following the passage of Hurricane Irma.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, Assot Michael gave the update while speaking on the Business Corner on Programme 102.1fm this afternoon.
Minister Michael said most of the affected persons in Barbuda have been brought to Antigua where they are being taken care of.
However, Minister Michael noted that going forward the island’s building codes must be reviewed and improved.
Minister Michael said there has been some encouraging input from countries that have indicated that they are willing to help with the rebuilding process.